|Re: 5/3/70 Wesleyan video and SBD tape|
Posted by Monte B Cowboy on Jan 15, 2013 11:23am into GratefulDead
I graduated high school the year before this GD show at Wesleyan. I wasn't a deadhead yet. My older brother was getting drafted at this time. He had just finished going to an aviation school. Instead, the Naval Air Reserves accepted him due to his aviation training. I was next in line to get drafted. The shit was hitting the fan: very unfavorable war in Vietnam!
Thanks to an eleven-year-old kid, we're finally getting this "uniquely American" story straight: May 3, 1970 was the day before the Ke......
|Re: For the sheeple who support the One Percent|
Posted by dead-head_Monte on Nov 18, 2011 8:19am into occupywallstreet
Rastamon, check this out! >>
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fascismHere's the Ignorant FASCIST BULLSHIT that first caught my eye >> according to Merriam Webster's dictionary, the definition of Fascism is:A political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation , and forcible suppression of opposition.
Okay, let me a......
|Re: Greatest Month In Dead History|
Posted by dead-head_Monte on Sep 21, 2011 7:38am into GratefulDead
re: GD & May Days• May 6, 1970 - M.I.T. free benefit show on Kresge Plaza - Kent State MassacreRichard Nixon was elected President in 1968, promising to end the Vietnam War. Instead, on April 30, 1970, in a televised address, President Nixon announced to the nation that an "incursion" into Cambodia had been launched by United States combat forces.
At Kent State University, a massive demonstration was held on May 1, 1970 on the Commons......
|Re: Gotta go with MIT today|
Posted by dead-head_Monte on May 6, 2010 10:21am into GratefulDead
outdoors with the temperature in the low-40s (6° C)Grateful Dead at Kresge Plaza — May 6, 1970free benefit show for nationwide college campus protests over Kent State MassacreThe Boys begin with a Dancin' in the Streetsaudio streamweb page on The Archive
|Re: The importance of attending a show|
Posted by dead-head_Monte on Mar 6, 2010 9:00am into GratefulDead
This past Dec 19, SkuzzleButt politely asked me the same question. I understand what SkoBud and you guys are saying. SB asked me, "I know you taped the Dead in '73, and for that we are all thankful. I notice that almost all of your posts (not the pic ones, just the texts), when they reference a specific year at all, refer back to '73 (a year I love, BTW). Are there any other eras you like/dislike?"
Thanks for asking......
|Re: tyih -- 6 weeks of east coast terror -- summer '73|
Posted by dead-head_Monte on Dec 20, 2009 1:07pm into GratefulDead
Thanks for asking. The 1973 east coast shows are the GD shows I attended. For me, nothing will ever compare to them - especially the 6 outdoors shows mentioned. As a result, my life changed dramatically, and it remains "changed" to this day. I've noted these experiences on this forum. I also have a few good posts at Festivarian Forum. Probably everyone here knows my musical preferences: good sounding, great jamming, exciting improvisational music is what I prefer......
|Re: C'mon everybody get up and dance 'Dancin in the Streets.|
Posted by dead-head_Monte on Dec 2, 2009 4:09pm into GratefulDead
Dancin' in The Streetsthe 2 most famous times they played itGrateful Dead - 1967 Hippie Temptation Documentaryclip on YouTube — reported by Harry Reasonerfilm clip w/ Dancin' in The Streets - cue it up to 3:15famous pic shot at this benefit show in the film clip immortalizes our Boysand, I agree w/ what I think is Rob's pick — I've picked this one many timesOutdoors, temp in the mid-40s — this day is my proudest GD momentGrateful Dead at Kresge PlazaMay 6, 1970free benefit show for nationw......
|Re: Hey Skies...|
Posted by dead-head_Monte on Sep 11, 2009 6:36pm into GratefulDead
Please leave Mando alone. Hopefully the guy can still hear our boys' playing in some kind of decent fidelity. All those air pressurization and depressurization cycles musta destroyed something inside his ear canals. My ears are popping just thinking about it.
I try and remind myself, yup, on Aug 1, 1777, Marquis de Lafayette was introduced to Gen. George Washington, and the life-long friendship between the two was at once begun......
|Re: Thanks . . .|
Posted by dead-head_Monte on May 25, 2009 10:55am into GratefulDead
Yes - thanks to all our Veterans and their families. THANK YOU! When I was growing up, nearly all my friends' dads had served in WW 2. My dad flew missions over Europe in WW 2. He took pictures. In my late teens, I had some older friends who served in Korea. During the late 60s our veterans allowed us hippies to go bonkers objecting over the unjust war in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. The cruel nature of the Draft Board caused 1000s of our "poor" young men to be involuntarily sent to their deaths......
|Re: This Month In History (not 77)|
Posted by dead-head_Monte on May 7, 2009 9:08am into GratefulDead
M.I.T. - May 6, 1970! Decent show. College campuses across USA erupted into mass protests over the Kent State Massacre - a protest against.Nixon's announcement that we had just invaded Cambodia. All my friends were getting drafted and sent to Vietnam. They were coming home in pine boxes, maimed, or addicted to heroin. My draft status was 1-A. Countless 1000s of us were getting drafted and sent to Vietnam......
|Re: PIGPEN 03/08/73|
Posted by dead-head_Monte on Mar 8, 2009 4:59pm into GratefulDead
I have 2 Pig moments:
4-27-71 Lovelight at Fillmore East; and
"This mircrophone over here don't work so fuckin' good you guys." Pig's comment as the band pauses to the objections of his mic trouble at the top of Good Lovin' - in the Boys' most beloved show of the Counter-Culture era - Kresge Plaza, M.I.T. - a free benefit concert during nationwide protests over the Kent State Massacre. Outdoors, temp in the mid-40s, 70-05-06......
|Re: Special Holiday favor: best of 65-73|
Posted by dead-head_Monte on Nov 27, 2008 12:50pm into GratefulDead
I think the Thai's going nuts over there is awesome. Why don't we do that? Ever see the South Koreans out in the streets protesting - knocking heads down on Main Street? Holy Crap! Even a lot of the Europeans - especially the farmers - go bonkers in the streets now and then to defend there way of life. Perhaps the least we could do is have an effective national strike, draw a line in the sand, and take a stand......